Walmart and Sam’s Club Raise $35,534 during Six-Week Campaign
Walmart and Sam's Club associates, customers and members recently wrapped up a six-week campaign to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network at Shannon Medical Center. The four stores in the San Angelo market (3 in San Angelo, one in Brady) raised $35,534, a 16 percent increase over last year’s campaign.
Funds generated from the campaign will serve the 16,000 children treated annually at Shannon. Like all Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraisers, 100% of funds raised from the event will help create miracles by funding needed medical equipment, training, and therapy programs for children treated at Shannon Medical Center and Shannon Clinic.
Nationally, through donations accepted at cash registers and in-store fundraising activities Walmart raised more than $41.7 million for the 170 hospitals that make up Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and helps CMNH provide patient visits for more than 10 million kids each year.
The retailer’s six-week campaign ran May 4 – June 14. Walmart and Sam's Club 2015 fundraising efforts will continue throughout the year at participating locations through various in-store activities.
About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Career Opportunity and Women's Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. Walmart has donated more than 1 billion meals to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart's giving, visit www.foundation.walmart.com.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network – the alliance of premier hospitals for children – is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America. Each year the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. For more information, visit www.cmnsanangelo.org.